It’s certainly an attractive idea on first mention, which is presumably why Jeremy Hunt announced a new policy on it last month. But is it merely an example of something that sounds good?
This Wednesday saw such an explosion of nursing policy announcements that it was difficult to keep up with it all.
Nursing staff around the country may have started to see and hear a new acronym being bandied about over recent months.
Gail Adams: Changing of the ‘red’ guardSubscription
On 19 October I received an email that I really wasn’t expecting. It was the news that Gail Adams, the well-known and long-serving head of nursing at Unison, was stepping down.
The test sites for training the first wave of nursing associates were announced on Wednesday and, after much discussion and sometimes disagreement over the new role’s introduction, trainees will now begin to be selected.
In my role, I am privileged to hear about all sorts of great research work by nurses, both in terms of academics being involved in major studies and staff on the ward innovating to identify best practice.
I’m not normally one for the cavalcade of calendar awareness events that have become a bit of a public relations fad over the last decade, but last week was different – it was Health Visitor Week.
After a couple of days of intense media scrutiny the fitness to practise case against Pauline Cafferkey, the nurse who survived ebola, has resulted in her being cleared of all allegations of misconduct.
Mental health is on the agenda right now. In recent months there have been a series of reports and announcements revealing both the current state of services in the NHS and plans to try and tackle the challenges.
School nursing is becoming “really difficult” and “very pressurised”, so stated a community nurse specialist during a session at a conference last month.